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Owens Horseboxes was founded more than a decade ago and since then this family business is proud to have grown to become the UK’s number one choice for bespoke luxury horseboxes.
With his own personally designed and coach-built horsebox, director Daniel Owen launched his business to offer horsebox hire along with repairs and servicing, using his extensive experience in the automotive and coach-building industries.
Based on their family’s established equestrian centre in rural Cambridgeshire, the young company grew from strength to strength very quickly, predominantly through positive word-of-mouth recommendations in the local area. Soon after, due to high demand, Daniel expanded the business to offer bespoke coach-built horseboxes. The rest, as they say, is history.
The company continues to grow with impressive momentum, and is now known as the UK’s number one choice for bespoke, British-built luxury horseboxes at affordable prices, providing a completely personalised service to their customers.
Owens have a total focus on customer service, product quality and, in particular, safety and design - something that British Olympic team event rider Sharon Hunt echoes.
“I was really impressed with Owens’ quality and the superb attention to detail,” she said. “My father taught me how to check for the quality of a build and this one really was exceptional. I also felt it was good value for money, but when comparing it to most of the other top brands out there, I could see clearly it was vastly better both in quality of build and also in price. Owens were also wonderful to deal with, explained everything in detail and have an extremely pleasant manner!”
Spotlight on safety
In the company’s early days, it wasn’t long before Daniel began to notice an alarming pattern in terms of the poor quality and safety of the horseboxes his customers brought in for repair and servicing. Today, with the rise of social media and some worrying viral videos, horsebox safety is being put under the spotlight – and quite rightly so!
That’s why Owens work hard to keep everything as transparent as possible, with expert advice available at the end of the phone at any time. Customers are also welcome to make an appointment to visit the factory for a free tour and a full, in-depth demonstration of the build process and the strict quality control procedures involved.
Every build comes with its very own pre-delivery inspection report, including measured vehicle weights, so you can be absolutely confident that no element of quality has been missed during the production. And for complete peace
of mind, we also offer a 12-month comprehensive warranty on the build for the rare occasion that you do ever experience a fault. Owens treat their customer base like their extended family and so if there ever is an issue, the team works to resolve it as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Each Owens horsebox is individually inspected by the Freight Transport Association and awarded DEFRA Type 1 approval for UK travel, complete with a certificate in the owner’s name. Upgrades for EU travel are also available. All new chassis are inspected by the DVSA for VCA Type Approval, ensuring that their builds meet all current EU safety and environmental legislation. Owens also work closely with each base manufacturer to ensure that they meet the required standards, and have opted not to set up exclusivity with any one brand, enabling Owens to offer both brand new and secondhand chassis across the range, providing the best choice to every customer.
Spectacular inside and out
We all know how unpredictable horses can be and for this reason every aspect of Owens’ product range has been painstakingly engineered after years of development and investment into cutting- edge processes and materials to ensure that every horsebox stands the test of time – and, more importantly, horses!
Over the last 18 months, the company has installed brand new production lines enabling them to have up to five horseboxes in build at any one time, still benefiting from a very healthy lead-time of around six months. The team have been careful to manage their growth, however, to ensure that they are still able to offer the same great personal service they set out to provide all those years ago.
Contact us today for an unbeatable quote and join the many satisfied customers in the Owens family!